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Shoes For The Day

Shoes For The Day

One of the things that makes racewear so special is the attention to detail in everyone’s outfit. Every single detail is considered from head to toe. Earlier this year we couldn’t help but notice in the SA state finals the 2nd Runner Up, Jen Marsh. What caught our eye was the fabulous print of her...
How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 3)

How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 3)

Myth #3: If I wear the sponsors’ products, the judges will like me more With confirmations retail giant and excellent supporter of Fashions on the Field Myer has signed new deals with both the Victoria Racing Club and Australian Turf Club to sponsor their future Fashions on the Field competitions, I decided to investigate the...
How to win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 2)

How to win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 2)

Part two of my How to Win Fashions on the Field series is all about the logistics involved in entering and being involved in Fashions on the Field. Some of the ideas are quite basic, but it’s been the details that have tripped me and others up from time to time in regards to taking...
How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 2)

How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 2)

Myth #2: I’ll get noticed if I spend more money on my outfit True and false. True, because if you dress top-to-toe in the outfit from the latest Miu Miu campaign, the judges will be sure to notice and recognise the look. However, it’s also very likely they may not look at your outfit favourably....
How to Win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 1)

How to Win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 1)

For almost 11 years I’ve competed regularly in Fashions on the Field competitions and entered well over 100 competitions. In that time I’ve traveled to various racetracks across Australia and won many competitions, including the Myer National Fashions on the Field at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2011. I have also sat on a number...
How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 1)

How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 1)

I’d like to preface this post by saying that Angela Menz is much more skilled at Fashions on the Field competitions than I am. She’s won more, she’s made more finals and she is one of the most creative and stylish people I’ve ever met. But I’ve got some runs on the board, mostly here...
How to dress for inclement weather

How to dress for inclement weather

Flash flooding and hailstones at Flemington. The threat of a tornado at Galway Ladies’ Day. Dark grey skies looming over Royal Ascot. It’s hard enough to work out what to wear to the races without having to contend with these atmospheric dilemmas. But if there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s how to dress...
How to last in high heels

How to last in high heels

Sometimes in order to get the fashion look you want, you have to suffer a little. One look at my mangled feet pretty much says it all… and it ain’t pretty! Day to day I generally wear flats (although that certainly wasn’t the case for a few years) but getting dressed up for the races...
Hunting for bargains

Hunting for bargains

It’s half-way into winter and I’m over the cold and dressing in five layers everyday. The latest resort collections have been shown (I’ll show my resort edit soon) and I’m already dreaming of sunshine and spring! But reality sinks in and I’ve got a few more weeks of the cold to suffer. On the plus...